Exclusive Interview: James DuMont on LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER

James Dumont at the Annual EYEGORE AWARDS opening night of Universal Studios HALLOWEEN HORROR NGHTS | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Chances are excellent that you’ve seen James DuMont in something, or even many things. The actor, who was born in Chicago and raised both there and in New York City, has credits that include SPEED, LOIS & CLARK, PRIMARY COLORS, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, SEABISCUIT and MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. At present, DuMontcan be seen on the big screen as Sherman Adams in LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER. The title character Cecil Gaines, played by Forest Whitaker, is fictional, loosely based on real White House butler Eugene Allen; Cecil’s wife Gloria, played by Oprah Winfrey, one of THE BUTLER’s […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The scoop on LOW WINTER SUN from show runner Chris Mundy

Chris Mundy from LOW WINTER SUN - Season 1 | ©2013AMC/Frank Ockenfels

AMC’s new series LOW WINTER SUN, Sundays at 10 PM, is based on the 2006 British miniseries of the same name.Detroit homicide detective Frank Agnew (Mark Strong, reprising his role from the original, which took place in Scotland) is persuaded by fellow detective Joe Geddes (Lennie James) to help Joe murder his corrupt partner and make it look like a suicide. However, things start to unravel quickly. First, there’s a body in the trunk of the dead partner’s car, second, it turns out that Joe and the deceased are both under investigation by Internal Affairs, and third, Frank is assigned […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE BRIDGE star Annabeth Gish on the new FX series

Annabeth Gish in THE BRIDGE - Season 1 | ©2013 FX/Frank Ockenfels

In FX’s freshman series THE BRIDGE, Wednesday nights at 10 PM, beleaguered Juarez,Mexico police detective Marco Ruiz (Demian Bechir) teams up with emotionally damaged El Paso,Texas police detective Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) to solve crimes that straddle the border of their two towns and nations. Besides his massive on the job troubles, Marco has gotten into hot water with his wife (Catalina Sandino Moreno) by sleeping with wealthy Texas widow Charlotte Millwright, played by Annabeth Gish.Charlotte has her own border-crossing issues, namely a tunnel on her property that leads to Juarez, with dangerous parties on both sides wanting to use […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE choreographers Mandy Moore and Travis Wall on Season 10

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE choreographer Mandy Moore | ©2018Fox/Kelsey McNeal

Fox’s SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, now in its tenth season Tuesday nights at 8 PM, differs from that other network’s dance competition show in some significant ways. Instead of having people the viewers have heard of who are learning to dance for the first time, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE have extraordinarily talented unknowns working solo, in pairs and as a group. The top ten dancers of any season get a place on the seasonal live tour that travels throughout theU.S. and the series is considered a springboard for all types of careers in dance. After a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Yunjin Kim on new ABC series MISTRESSES and the LOST finale

Yunjin Kim in MISTRESSES - Season 1 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

Yunjin Kim spent six years as the radiant, resilient Sun Kwon on ABC’s LOST. Now the actress is back on ABC in MISTRESSES, which airs Monday nights at 9 PM. Adapted from the British series of the same name, MISTRESSES tells the story of four female friends, played by Kim, Alyssa Milano, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan, some of them – like Kim’s character Karen – actually involved with men married to someone else, and some simply affected by the fallout of other people’s affairs. Kim is at a party thrown by ABC for the Television Critics Association. People who […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE ORIGINALS star Joseph Morgan gives the scoop on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES spin-off

Charles Michael Davis, Claire Holt and Joseph Morgan at the CBS/CW/Showtime Summer 2013 Television Critics Party | ©2013 Sue Schneider

At this year’s CBS/CW/Showtime Summer Television Critics Party, ASSIGNMENT X was able to catch up with Joseph Morgan who stars as Klaus Mikaelson on the new CW show THE ORIGINALS, which is a spin-off for the hit show THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. In the new series, Klaus, along with his brother Elijah (Daniel Gillies) vow to reclaim what was once Klaus and his families city…New Orleans, and along with his sister Rebekah (Claire Holt) they will get it back – the power, the city and his family. Of course, there will be obstacles…Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) owns the city. Marcel has […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: RAY DONOVAN star Jon Voight on the Showtime series

Jon Voight in RAY DONOVAN | ©2013 Showtime/Suzanne Tenner

On Showtime’s RAY DONOVAN, now in its first season Sundays at 10 PM and already renewed for Season 2, Liev Schreiber’s title character is a professional fixer. If you can pay his fee, he can take care of that cocaine bust or the dead prostitute in the bed. However, even Ray can’t find a fix for his father Mickey, played by Jon Voight. Mickey has just gotten out of prison after serving time for murder and he insists on getting back into the lives of his sons, much to the fury of distrustful Ray. Voight, a New York native and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LeVar Burton on PERCEPTION, READING RAINBOW and STAR TREK

LeVar Burton hosts READING RAINBOW | photo courtesy LeVar Burton

In PERCEPTION, now in its second season on TNT, Tuesday nights at 9 PM, Eric McCormack plays Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist who helps the FBI solve cases. Daniel actually has neurological and psychological issues of his own that cause him to see imaginary people, among other things. LeVar Burton plays Dr. Paul Haley, Daniel’s longtime friend who is a cultural anthropologist and the dean of the college where Daniel teaches. Paul adds levity to what can be otherwise very serious situations. Burton, born in Germany and educated in Southern California, has spent three decades involved with the children’s educational […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Tony Goldwyn teases SCANDAL Season 3

Tony Goldwyn in SCANDAL - Season 2 -"A Woman Scorned" | ©2013 ABC/Danny Feld

At ABC’s party for the Television Critics Association at the Beverly Hilton, a lot of SCANDAL cast and producers are hanging out together at one end of the ballroom, celebrating star Kerry Washington’s Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama nomination and the show’s overall success in general. Naturally, no one – certainly not Tony Goldwyn, who plays U.S. President Fitzgerald “Fitz” Grant – is going to give out any Season 3 spoilers. However, he is willing to tease Fitz’s state of mind following the bombshell events that ended Season 2. ASSIGNMENT X: Are all of the things that happened in […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: MAJOR CRIMES star Kearran Giovanni on Season 2

Kearran Giovanni in MAJOR CRIMES - Season 2 - "Poster Boy" | ©2013 TNT/Darren Michaels

MAJOR CRIMES, the spin-off from THE CLOSER, has its second-season midseason break last night. Mary McDonnell reprises the role she created on THE CLOSER as LAPD Captain Sharon Raydor. There is another woman on Raydor’s squad, young Detective Amy Sykes, played by Kearran Giovanni. Giovanni, who was born in Louisiana and Texas, is primarily known as a Broadway musical theatre actress. At a party thrown by TNT for the Television Critics Association poolside at the Beverly Hilton, Giovanni talks about how much she’s enjoying working on her first one-hour nighttime drama series. AX: What are the major changes in Amy […]Read On »

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